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Mystery Man Essay

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One of my favourite places to be is the Subway, although after catching trains to and from work every day for the past 6 years I guess you have to learn to appreciate it. I like the feeling I get from watching hundreds of people rush by, bumping into one another as I sit still, each one of them has a different life, family and place to be, that of which I will never know. When the train finally comes gliding through the underground station, coming to a sudden stop, the people jump up from their seats like panicked fish out of water. All pushing each other away just get on the train first. I however, from years of waiting, I know exactly where the train stops every day, so I can stand right ...view middle of the document...

The man had a face like the moon, pale and somehow wavering. He wore a long black coat and had a leather case sitting next to him, he seemed like the typical business man but there was some thing odd about him. From my few years of studying criminology I suspected he had stolen something and he definitely wasn’t very good at hiding it. He shifted in his seat and glanced up at me, quickly looking back down at his lap but I didn't break my stare. If I brought him into the office and ask him a few question, I could I would get in the good books with my boss, maybe he could even turn out to be wanted by the police which would result in a large sum of cash for me.

The man pushed through people to get out the opening train doors and I followed him. This station is just as busy, if not worse than the my one, which made it difficult to keep watch on the mystery man as he rushed in the opposite direction to the wave of people. I waited until he lead me out to the not so crowded street to approach him. He suddenly came to stand still in the middle of pathway, reading something on the screen of his phone. Conveniently my office was only a few blocks from here and I thought I could easily convince him to follow me. As approached him I...

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